Ready to Fire - but the target went down
and DNC Chair Howard Dean
raced in to join the rhetorical dung-flinging. I am sorry, but I cannot work up any anger toward these two. They are what they are. The only thing I feel is a sense of disappointment that nobody ever seems to ask the simple follow-up questions you are allegedly taught in J-school. No reporter ever asks for evidence, examples, citations, proof. They just turn and print/show video of assertions and leave it at that.
If somebody in the Administration belched at lunch, we would get long hand-wringing editorials from the NYT and LA Times about the coming collapse of civilization. [and if you think this is mere assertion - I have two letters for you WP] But a serving US Senator (and the last opposition party candidate for President) accuses US forces of all sorts of strange and bad behavior - and nobody asks him - when, where, who was involved, how do you know this?
As for Dean - that is a problem for the Democratic Party - he isn't an elected official. All you need to know about the people he is happy to stand with is this. UPDATE: or here.
BTW - you want angry reaction to Kerry or Dean - try here.